FRIDAY CHALLENGE 5/31/13 - BE LIKE BARBERA ( aka - the four pattern challenge )

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TTO, May 28, 2013.

The Be Like Barbera Four Pattern Challenge - Who did it best?

Poll closed Jun 4, 2013.
  1. mimo

    6 vote(s)
    4.0%
  2. RogerC

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  3. clapeyron

    18 vote(s)
    11.9%
  4. Ian Erickson

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  5. Thin White Duke

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Tirailleur1

    32 vote(s)
    21.2%
  7. Cantabrigian

    9 vote(s)
    6.0%
  8. SpooPoker

    24 vote(s)
    15.9%
  9. eazye

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  10. MRMstl

    3 vote(s)
    2.0%
  11. Mr. Six

    14 vote(s)
    9.3%
  12. Orgetorix

    16 vote(s)
    10.6%
  13. GMMcL

    12 vote(s)
    7.9%
  14. Betelgeuse

    10 vote(s)
    6.6%
  15. Licious

    7 vote(s)
    4.6%
  16. in stitches

    16 vote(s)
    10.6%
  17. Holdfast

    3 vote(s)
    2.0%
  18. gringodaddy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. NOBD

    35 vote(s)
    23.2%
  20. Pingson

    7 vote(s)
    4.6%
  21. Pliny

    15 vote(s)
    9.9%
  22. sugarbutch

    4 vote(s)
    2.6%
  23. timotune

    40 vote(s)
    26.5%
  24. SeaJen

    5 vote(s)
    3.3%
  25. DerekS

    10 vote(s)
    6.6%
  26. An Acute Style

    9 vote(s)
    6.0%
  27. TTO

    53 vote(s)
    35.1%
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  1. Alan Skinner

    Alan Skinner Well-Known Member

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    I can pull it together if micro patterns are allowed, but that seems against the spirit of the thing.
     


  2. MisterFu

    MisterFu Senior member

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    I have one suit that could have met the challenge requirements with out me trying to pull a fast one (like I did with that self striped shirt) or ending up resembling a test pattern . It's an awesome (IMHO) navy blue with a faint maroon window pane pattern with a single button jacket, peaked lapels and a double breasted six button waist coat. I have a shirt, tie and PS that would have gone beautifully with it for this challenge. There is just one problem: it's made out of the heaviest damn wool on the planet; a two season suit at best, built to keep me from freezing while walking in midtown during the depths of winter. As I was heading out for a dinner party where the cocktails were served outside and it was 90 degrees, I had to go with something that wouldn't leave me with heat stroke.

    I would try again tomorrow, but I am traveling. Also, trying to explain to my wife why I wanted her to take my picture led to an attempted explanation of SF, which led to a conversation where I was the target of many snarky comments (to use a term common to SF). It's going to be a little while before I ask again ;-) .
     


  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is it still unbalancing with strong patterns on the shirt, tie, and pocketsquare? It seems like having a patterned jacket, shirt, tie, and square with solid trousers would cause greater balance issues. There is definitely difficulty involve with mostly solids up top and patterned trousers (and I'm thinking subtle patterns, no loud golf plaid), but with 2 or 3 patterned pieces up top I would think the balance issue would be addressed.

    This might be especially true for you given your (wonderful) proclivity towards hats.

    I lack the wardrobe/skill/and photographer to successfully experiment with this, but if you were to start playing around, I would definitely [​IMG]
     
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  4. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    Hi Guise-too early?

    something Summery
    BB button down pencil stripe
    BB District SC
    Henry Carter 7-fold
    Drakes Kelim
    Vass


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  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Incorrect, Stitchy. Nothing is made for khakis because khakis suck. :D

    Seriously, though, the shirt resolves to a solid from more than a couple of feet away, and the scale comparison really depends on what you see as the scale on the suit. To my eye, the suit's pattern scale is the larger elements of the check, but if you see the smaller elements as the scale, then certainly it won't work for you. I suspect that this is what's happening for Orge's Mowgli...
     


  6. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    I guess this will have to be my entry after all. Weather and work commitments prevents me from trying another fit I had in mind. Also, the formal event I am attending tonight does not seem like the best venue for a four pattern bingo.... :embar:

     
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  7. timotune

    timotune Senior member

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    Thanks, you make me blush :embar:


    It is from a local brand here, pretty good quality and nice collars & dessins for under 50€



    Thanks. Looking forward seeing you with a PS ;-)


    Haha, wait for the "pattern-matching-bigtimers" (TTO, Tir, etc) to post.
     


  8. TTO

    TTO Senior member

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    Today is The Day
    -TTO
     


  9. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    My MC Casual take

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  10. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This competition... it is stiff... like Stitches in a Borelli fetish store.
     


  11. gringodaddy

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  12. gringodaddy

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    smashing!
     


  13. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Really liking NOBD's entry in particular so far. Pingson's is great too; I wish the shirt had a little more "life" to its collar though.

    My actual entry is bit more restrained than some of my slightly tongue-in-cheek earlier experiments this week, though the word "restrained" and this shirt are rarely found in close proximity to each other:

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    The 4 patterns should be clear in the close-up pic: electric blue pinstripe on the navy suit, purple gingham shirt, reddish/purpley pindot on the navy tie, and one of those mediaeval-ish patterned pocket squares. This was a really enjoyable challenge; great choice of theme TTO!
     
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  14. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    This is really great so far.

    I really gotta get some patterned summer SCs. All my checked tweeds aren't doing me any good when it's 90 degrees out :(
     


  15. DerekS

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    dewd. thats my problem too. sucks.
     


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